Wyatt Rector, a dual-threat quarterback who was once committed to Virginia, has picked Western Michigan a week before National Signing Day.
Bronco Family 🐴 pic.twitter.com/WRHcykSMwQ
— Wyatt Rector (@WyattRector) February 1, 2018
Rector (Leesburg, Fla.; Leesburg) is rated a three-star prospect by 247sports.com with a composite score of 0.8492 and is the No. 28 ranked dual-threat quarterback, the highest of any dual-threat quarterback set to come into the Mid-American Conference.
During his recruiting process, Rector received offers to play at Virginia, South Florida, Eastern Kentucky, Florida Atlantic, South Alabama and Southern Mississippi. He ended up choosing Virginia in March 2017 then decommitted in November. After that, Rector received his offer from Western Michigan on Dec. 4 and from Kent State on Dec. 22.
Over the last two weekends, Rector has made visits to Western Michigan (two weekends ago) and Kent State (last weekend). On Wednesday evening, Rector made his decision to commit to WMU.
During his junior season, Rector suffered a torn ACL and had to sit out for all of the offseason and all of the preseason.
“Rector was back on the field in contact drills in less than nine months. While he still wears a black brace for support and added protection, Rector has taken multiple direct hits on the knee, which helped erase any mental reservations that might’ve lingered after the injury.” (via Daily Commercial)
The epic comeback continues for @247Sports #28 Dual Threat 2018 QB @WyattRector after season ending knee surgery his junior year. 485 pound squat with ease without a brace. Good job bud. #jacketpowerfootball 🐝💪🏼🏈@SWiltfong247 @QBHitList @DC__Sports @OS_Recruiting pic.twitter.com/vrg4DfCTeO
— Clay Rector (@CoachClayRector) January 30, 2018
According to 247sports, Rector had over 3,000 passing and 900 rushing yards his senior season.
For WMU, Rector is the second quarterback added to its 2018 signing class. Kaleb Eleby (Maryland Heights, Mo.; Pattonville Senior) was an early signee for the Broncos and will be competing in spring practices soon.
Likewise, Eleby is a three-star, pro-style quarterback. He’s No. 26 in his position, second-highest in the MAC behind Toledo’s Carter Bradley (No. 24).
Kent State has yet to receive a commitment from a high school quarterback under Sean Lewis. The quarterback Kent State did receive a commitment from is Woody Barrett, an Auburn bounceback with three years of eligibility.